hundred years ago russia was consumed by revolution and unprecedented violence is not an understatement to say the russian revolution. was a defining moment of the twentieth century how did it change russia. sees the u.s. leader in the philippines where his visit has been violent protests. the u.s. president is again offering to mediate in the region's conflicts. china sea disputes we. arbitration efforts. between moscow and the kurdish military help to bring dozens of russian speaking children safely home from syria to the persian story this.
debate is sparked in from cells officials proposed to lower the age of consent to thirty. quid the racing. from moscow to the world this is r t international my names you know me well welcome to the program our top story is in the philippines on the final stop of his five nation asia tour he's held his first formal talks with president of the summit of regional leaders and although they too heap praise on each other on the streets of the philippine capital the american leader didn't receive the warmest of welcomes. hundreds gathered again in manila earlier following sunday's violent demonstrations
against his visit police employed water cannon as you can see here and. well just back to the summit now if there is one thing should be second nature to dull trouble at such gatherings it's his presidential one chick but it proved to be quite a challenge when he took to the stage with his fellow leaders. now forty three on the right over left it one two and three. it takes a little bit but he gets there any end in the furnace to he wasn't the only leader to struggle with it for the more important business of the u.s. leaders been positioning himself as a peacemaker in the region he's been offering to mediate in the territorial dispute over the resource laden side china's.
of the disagreement over the area involves several countries on both. contested an estimated five trillion dollars worth of trade palaces through the routes every year the president of the philippines frederick will deter to how this warning for those seeking influence in the region. one hazard like us to come from china and the rest of the world on so many issues the south china sea is better left untouched nobody can afford to go to war. trumps latest attempt promoting his peace keeping services approach. us president donald trump the mediator and arbitrator or at least that's what he seems to think let's have a look at the conflicts he's dabbling in. there are at least two major conflicts currently brewing in this region and the longest and bloodiest one is between israel and palestine and of course trump wants to be the man in the
middle the palestinians and israelis must work together to reach an agreement but i would love to be a mediator or an arbitrator or a facilitator the problem is he appears to be playing games with both sides promising one thing to palestinians and almost denying he made those promises to israel is this really how mediation works. staying in the region america's allies have been having a bit of a spot of late early the summer saudi arabia the united arab emirates egypt and bahrain cut off diplomatic ties with qatar and started an economic boycott they cited qatari funding of terrorist groups and later it increasingly close relationship with iran as their reasons trump though claimed he was ready to roll up his sleeves and sorted out i can help mediate between carter and in particular the u.a.e. and saudi arabia i would be willing to do so and i think you'd have
a deal worked out very quickly i think it's something that's going to get solved fairly easily but nearly six months since the fallout nobody's talking. so if mediations not proving his forte what about ruffling up those crises already settled the iran nuclear deal is now in jeopardy thanks to trump decertifying it the very deal that took a decade of tense talks and negotiations by six nations to agree this is a difficult dangerous game it's not up to any single country to terminate president of united states as many powers not this one when. i'm saying it would be a great era of dialogue control and multilateralism these are the efficient weapons . perhaps the donald's biggest test has been north korea and again he boasted had achieved what his predecessors failed to what had all of us are going to be able to have done it will be it will be handled
we handle everything trumps recipe for success threaten threaten and threaten again we are totally prepared for the second option totally destroy north korea that's called the military option they will be met with fire fury topped out with huge military drills and selling weapons to every nation he could during his recent asia adventure tour prime minister of japan is going to be purchasing massive amounts of military equipment as he should he will shoot them out of the sky when he completes the purchase of lots of additional military equipment from the united states the president and i have agreed they'll be buying a which they want and which they need and everybody thinks it makes a lot of sense we make the greatest military equipment in the world and south korea will be ordering billions of dollars of that equipment which frankly for them makes
a lot of sense if we make the greatest missiles in the world greatest minds in the world with his commercial interests and so we would like to buy from us as little doubt trumps a good businessman but also we also in the beginning would anyone call him a good mediator and all the trade to let the rich altie asia first unless the underlying says' doldrums offers are more about scoring points for the us than actually finding a diplomatic solution. it's more i mean he. look at what he has been doing what he has been saying everything is calculated in terms of. sort of tangible gains for the united states that causes problems for countries dealing with the united states because he was american first american always wins. the other parties may lose.
most of diplomatic activities in terms of monetary gains in terms of economic gains. something wall in tripoli to the group of commons. russia the kurdish military have come to president a deal that could allow dozens of children to be brought home after their parents travel to syria to join islamic state reporting from the country. with isis now on its last legs flights like this becoming a regular thing russian citizens looting the wives and children of isis fighters being collected wherever they're found they've surrendered or been captured and taken back to russia to rejoin their families it isn't often that a high ranking syrian kurd visits the russian airbase in syria but this is a special exception. tens of thousands of foreigners joined isis among them
the wives and children of jihad this flaw ked to the caliphate from dozens and dozens of countries many came from russia nineteen russian speaking woman along with twenty six children were being held by the y.p. they came from all around from rocka there is order. it took time to confirm their identities and to secure their release. the deal worked out between the russians and the kurds is unprecedented the smogs the single largest repatriation of isis family members since the terror group appeared. that it was dangerous to flee directly for three or four months we try to find a way out of syria my husband wanted to escape as well but it's impossible for a rally something that's when the first tried to flee police and imprisoned in
total we were taken to present on three separate occasions the last time they didn't release my father and after march they said he died it was horrible i said i was hunting us plus we had to deal with adam bandt months to them i was in my bombs were falling on us like rain i happened to be buried under the rubble four times with my child there never was any civilization no economy like it was always described there were only courts and only if you had a high rank would be on your side otherwise you were nothing here but from the very beginning i wanted to leave syria but didn't know how there were no way pramod husband and try to reach the kurds and rocca to help me all the children obvious signs of trauma stunted speech and the development process of nervousness and other symptoms brought about by what they saw more and carnage the worst is now behind them. mooned be easy readjusting to life in their home countries and
most have family relatives who are more than willing to help when all is said and done there is some responsibility to be taking the oath that these women came to syria voluntarily and that they may yet have to answer for the damage isis has wrought is indescribable countless people have been killed entire cities razed yet even amidst the ashes of this disaster. is not lost there is still lives that can be repaired. meanwhile in neighboring iraq an r.t. team has been working out an orphanage where children of suspected fighters were left stranded on thankfully with the help of our viewers we managed to reunite many of them with their families.
france is considering changing the law to fix the age of consent after thirteen years old it follows the acquittal of a man who was charged with raping an eleven year old girl he was unable to be prosecuted for rape because there was no evidence that what took place was not consensual charlotte dubin speak takes a closer look now at the story. well the thirty year old man was acquitted of raping the eleven year old girl when he was twenty two years old this is a case it's been in the court system for some time in france now and the fact that he was acquitted of raping this eleven year old girl has caused absolute
controversy here in france people describing an eleven year old child as being innocent as being unable to give consent to sexual relations godless of what the situation was now some of the details of this case have been pretty horrific it turns out that the girl who is eleven years old at the time she became pregnant following that sexual encounter and then later gave birth to a child a child that's now in the foster system here in france well that's led to french ministers discussing a proposal to change the law to create a presumed age of consent in france but ministers say that that presumed age of consent could be as low as thirteen and that has caused extreme controversy here in france with many people unhappy that a child at the age of thirteen could be able to say yes or no to having sexual relations scandals proposal governments and media what do you have inside your had
france will become a tourist destination for pedophilia thirteen years still too young why do we absolutely want our kids to grow up so fast let them be children fifteen sixteen years is an age reasonable for sex questions well it's not just the only case of its kind here in france just in the last few months another man was acquitted of raping another eleven year old girl and at the time we spoke to some children's charities who are absolutely outraged that the court system here in france could deem that a child that young could give consent for sexual relations now one other time when we spoke to them they demanded that there be an immediate change in the law but they suggest that that lowest age to presume consent should be fifteen and certainly not the thirteen that's now being scuffed by french ministers. twenty three member states signed a defense pact that could pave the way towards a unified european military that story and more after this.
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a punch. is the john oliver of r t america is doing the same we are apparently better than. the c. people you've never heard of love or death to the next president of the world bank ok. seriously send us an e-mail. hello again the creation of a unified european army could fast becoming a reality twenty three e.u. member states have signed a new joint defense pact called pascoe it's been promoted by france and germany our europe correspondent peter all of our takes us through what this could all mean for the block. permanent security cooperation or pascoe is essentially in layman's terms a military agreement it would allow the free movement across borders across national borders of military hardware and personnel without them having to be stopped to be
checked its architects say it's been drawn up in response to the threats posed by terror organizations and by russia it is worth noting though that two of the big boys at the european table in france and germany have very different ideas about how they see us go operating in reality france well they say that they wanted to be a much smaller force a much more targeted force that fits with current french military operations that are in that are under way where is germany here in berlin they're saying it should be a more all encompassing group which its critics have said could make it less effective the whole idea behind pascoe and what it may lead to a european army were expedited talks on these were expedited following the vote in two thousand and sixteen by the united kingdom to say that they were going to leave the european union the u.k. had long been an opponent of an e.u.
army were expecting now hear from yen stoltenberg the nato secretary general a little later on to find out what he has to say about what federica mocker a need the e.u. foreign minister in all intents and purposes says is a historic day when it comes to european defense well the e.u.'s foreign policy chief did say a little bit earlier on monday that more than fifty military projects have already been proposed by the e.u. countries in volved the fence packs being tired it does peter was seeing as a new nato by some but critics warn it will be a strategic disaster. i think it's definitely another step in the wrong direction because of cause has been quite a nation among the elements of said european countries by defense purposes but overall this has taken place in the context of nato and there is no real difference because the policies which have been. persuaded and spirit much
confrontation against russia at the nato build up so i think it is to be seen in this context and definitely it's not it's not attempting which should be seen as some kind of separate whatever nato i would not directly see it move but of course i see it quite critical first of all germany with its history should not be more than a defensive military structure and with this germany suddenly it's also having the possibility to do actively military action i think it will help to play always the card good cop and bad cop the good cop is then the european army and the bad cop is the nato so i think they will really work arm in arm. the former first minister of scotland is artie's newest talk show host with the first episode
this thursday here's a quick preview of what's in store in the alex salmond's show it's not just the street political show is about people and past now it is of the day and find out something about the cottage those behind the public face of these personalities and what they've got to say perhaps even about issues which are not. normally released to there or to those of their business or their political political views i think that's of interest as well to see something of the human being behind the public figure are you not afraid of bin hosts in the rush of the program taking into consideration all their publications on the media. attention to russia today came up and to supported the question i thought maybe from the son of the daily mail but a bit on the other side the other adequate scan back through the. russia today broadcasting and a counted fifty only but m.p.'s thirty eight tory m.p.'s fourteen s m b m p seven
liberals three shouldn't feed into the u.p.a. in the green of all appear on russia today programs so you know. if it's good enough for john mcdonnell jeremy corbin di and john redwood crispin blunt liam forks ian black for vince cable and cullen look at this that i can probably stand there the criticism that the they experienced as well and he is already having to withstand this sort of criticism he was expecting with headlines bashing alex salmond's choice to appear here on our to see british daily the times for example didn't hold back. mr salmon service for the propaganda outlets of a hostile foreign or talk receive does indeed evinced our lack of judgment self-respect and shame well even the current leader of the scottish nationalist party solomons own party of course expressed her doubt. hadn't been asked which i
was and i would've advised him to seek another channel to the sure and of course alec is not currently an elected politician a nice fee to meet care whatever decisions he wishes to meet well i found that slightly odd actually because normally the scottish national party the party that both members of is normally pretty cohesive well i think it's very all the situation that we seem to be increasingly in where people want to know platform various individuals various stations you see all the time news articles disgraceful the x. politician sure the platform and somebody or isn't it terrible that why politician various stations in various countries i believe in a plurality i believe actually that people should appear or whatever t.v. or radio station or whatever platform they want because it's important to create a sense of dialogue we don't want to be in a position where all we have to get is the b.b.c. said it's worth hearing different opinions and they are for all of its failings does do that. so any arabia has succumbed to pressure from the united
nations on humanitarian organizations and says it will begin reopening un seaports in yemen it comes after a week long total blockade of the country earlier unicef said that four hundred thousand children in yemen are facing starvation on top of that there is a deadly cholera brick of those affected are children under the age of fifteen local doctors and humanitarian organizations have also been increasingly concerned by the dire situation in the country. that whole incident with full confidence i can say that these numbers will increase and humankind will face a horrific catastrophe when it will discover one day that it hasn't fulfilled its duty as it should if the catastrophe indeed happens we begin to national community to pressure the coalition food and medicine and not to dwell in the things that has nothing to do with weapons they shouldn't be in any related where yemen which is
the purse country in the arab world is already running out of food medicine and fuel the saudi led coalition claimed its blockade was to stop the alleged flow of weapons to the rebels from iran after it was fired at the saudi capital last week the coalition launched its military operation against the rebels back in march twenty fifth dean supporting the ousted yemeni government but it's the locals who are suffering the most both from relentless saudi bombing and the blockade. compared. to how this or that then or rather than another not
a lesson on how. to how do. you survive there's no logical reason we couldn't sort of take medicine actually deal with issues of cholera there is no logical reason that we couldn't sort of give food. support to doors who aren't starving the only thing that is holding us back is the fact that the saudis and their allies with the help and support of. united states and the west are putting very effective sort of blockade which no food no medicine gets through no reports to get through none of the humanitarian organization could operate i mean even united nation cannot have access to these people to stop the sort of these on the small at least.
in this in people who are facing a starvation disease. you're tuned in to r t international i'll be back in ninety seconds time with more of the news making headlines here in russia and all across the world stay with us. when else chooks seem wrong. but all roads just don't call. me. yet to shape out just to get a ticket and in detroit because the trail. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. they all.
a defining moment of the twentieth century how did it change russia. just coming up to seven thirty this monday evening here in moscow welcome back to our international told trump is in the philippines on the final stop of his five nation asia tour he's held his first formal talks with president deter the summit
of regional leaders. to heap praise on each other on the streets of the philippine capital the american leader did not receive the warmest of welcomes. the hundreds gathered again in manila earlier in the day following sunday's violent demonstrations against his visit police and cold water company selling weapons. to the summit though if there is one thing that should be second nature to donald trump out such gatherings it is of course not presidential one shake of his but it proved to be quite a challenge when he took to the stage with his fellow leaders and now forty three on the tree right over left one two three.